Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof as an alternative for Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt.
The Hard Tackle takes a look at five of the most highly sought-after defenders in Europe in this summer's transfer window.
FC Barcelona are poised to re-open talks with Ajax for one last time as they continue their chase for Matthijs de Ligt
Liverpool have re-entered the race for Dutch center-half Matthijs de Ligt after doubts were cast over a move to Manchester United for the Ajax defender
Manchester United legend Jaap Stam has backed teenage wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt to be a success at Old Trafford, if he leaves Ajax for Old Trafford.
Barcelona are reportedly closing in on sealing their second major transfer ahead of the next season, with Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt set to sign soon.
One of the most intriguing clashes of this year's UEFA Champions League will be on show on Wednesday, when Ajax host Juventus in the quarter-final first leg.
Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted Barcelona are on the verge of securing a permanent deal for Matthijs de Ligt, who could cost around €75 million.
Barcelona are ready to take their interest in Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt to the next level, after the teenage sensation hinted at a possible summer exit.
Barcelona have reportedly decided to step up their chase of Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, amid rising interest from across Europe in the teenage sensation.